Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Tuscany, Italy 2017
BIN ENDS SIX PACK FEATURE $96 FOR 6/750 ML SAVE 33% COMPARE AT $144 ORDER 6+ BOTTLES; DISCOUNT TABULATES AUTOMATICALLY TO $16 BOTTLE. PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Castello di Volpaia overlooks the village of Radda in Chianti. The town was built in the 11th century as a fortified village on the border of Florence and Siena. Just as it has been for the last 900 years, the entire village is intimately involved in the production of wine and olive oil. The cellars, bottling plant, barrels, and olive press are nestled within the original stone walls that have been carefully restored by owners Carlo Mascheroni and Giovanella Stianti Mascheroni and their children, Nicolo and Federica. The nearly 114 acres of vineyards owned by Castello di Volpaia are at 1,300-2,130 feet above sea level, making Volpaia the highest winery in the Chianti region. The land is comprised of soils consisting largely of sandstone and a sedimentary rock from the Pliocene era. Volpaia is certified organic and biodynamic in all of its vineyards. PRODUCT REVIEWS: Wine Enthusiast: Rated 92 Points "Black-skinned berry, violet, new leather and tobacco aromas are front and center. Reflecting the nose, the smooth, approachable palate doles out juicy Marasca cherry, ripe plum, nutmeg and a hint of licorice framed in polished, pliant tannins. Drink through 2024."
James Suckling: Rated 92 Points "Cherry, walnut and stone aromas and flavors. Medium body. Firm, lightly chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold."
PRODUCT DETAILS: Producer Name: Castello di Volpaia Old/New World: Old World Country of Origin: Italy Region: Tuscany Sub-Region: Chianti Appellation: Chianti Classico Quality Designation: DOCG Grape Varietals: Sangiovese 90% Merlot 10% Vintage: 2017 Product Type: Wine Wine Style: Fuller Body Red Viticultural Features: Certified Organic & Biodynamic Winemaking Techniques: 12 months in oak casks-Slovenian and minimum 3 months in bottle. Winemaker: Lorenzo Regoli ABV: 14% Pack/Size: 12/750 ML Container Type: Dark Green Glass Bottles Closure Style: Natural Cork